The new Samsung smartphone with a replaceable battery is a relic of the past – do you really want it?

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I thought that the replaceable batteries are already passé.

Oh, I remember very well the times when smartphone manufacturers began to give up the use of replaceable batteries in their devices. Many consumers from around the world raised an incredible lament at the time. Most of them did not carry an extra battery in their pocket in the event that their smartphone was discharged, but that's nothing! After all, bad corporations took away a bit of freedom from us. In 2020, replaceable batteries except a small group of people no longer care. It is for these people that Samsung has prepared its latest proposal in the form of the Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is a niche device created for users who prefer reinforced rugged constructions. Priced in the United States at $ 499 (about usd 2,000), the phone has a replaceable 4050 mAh battery and supports quick charging … 15 W. Construction workers and all those who use smartphones in heavy duty will be happy to use the Galaxy XCover Pro conditions. The durability of the smartphone is confirmed by IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certificates.

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Interestingly, the equipment will have a button that can be assigned a push-to-talk function and thanks to Microsoft Teams use it as if walkie talkie. This is not the end of extraordinary functions.

Galaxy XCover Pro is EMV Level 1 certifiedthat allows you to change your device into … a payment terminal. No, it's not about paying by phone. The point is that you can accept payments via NFC from other people. The equipment will have special point-of-sale software loaded that will allow it to be used in Tap to Phone transactions.

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In addition to the above, Samsung's new proposal is typical average. The 6.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels, 8-core Exynos 9611, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB memory for data will not impress anyone. The device is a smartphone that rather plays the role of a "work ox" – is its price excessive in this context? Rate yourself. At the moment we do not know whether the equipment will debut in Poland, although we know that it will appear in Europe.

I return to the issue of "replaceable" batteries. Do you really need it in 2020? Do you use such a function, if your smartphone has a replaceable battery at all? Nowadays, replaceable links have successfully replaced power banks. Battery status can also be quickly replenished with various fast charging technologies. Some smartphones can be fully charged in less than an hour. I really don't believe that there are people carrying a "change" battery. Are there such people among you?